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Did you know that if you spend an average of 2 minutes answering and absorbing the explanation of each question in a question bank, it will take you 333 hours to get through 10k questions!?
No wonder the vast majority of people don’t answer anywhere near 10k questions before their exam!
We surveyed 100s of medical students and asked them what their biggest issue was when preparing for the UCAT.
Over 90% said that because the UCAT wasn’t a knowledge-based exam, they could answer thousands of questions but never feel like they were getting anywhere.
The trouble with standard question banks is that everyone is given the same questions to prepare with, with no consideration of what skills or topics each person is actually struggling with.
However, everyone has a different baseline ability. You might struggle with quantitative reasoning, whereas your friend might be a maths wizard. With a standard question bank, you’ll both answer the same QR questions, in the same order, meaning you’ll be left struggling while your friend doesn’t feel stretched.
No wonder so many people can find preparing for the UCAT frustrating!
The Medistudents adaptive UCAT question bank is here to change all that.
We recognise that the vast majority of students don’t complete all 10,000 questions in a question bank.
It’s therefore vitally important that the questions you do answer are relevant to your skill and ability level.
We’ll ensure that in the areas you’re struggling, you’ll master the basics first. Whereas in your stronger areas, you’ll be immediately pushed.
This will mean that every minute of your revision is turbo charged to maximise your UCAT score.
As you progress through the question bank, you’ll be able to see a sophisticated estimate of your current skill level for each subsection of the UCAT. When other question banks give you a performance review, they are simply telling you how many questions you’ve got right or wrong.
We do things differently.
Our algorithm will tell you exactly what your ability level is for each area of the UCAT. We calculate this based on the actual difficulty of the questions you are answering and it’s done in real time, so you can be sure that the work you’re putting in is actually translating into real gains in your UCAT score.
The Medistudents UCAT question bank is the only one available which shows you if you’re actually getting better at answering harder questions.
The third subtest in the UCAT, Quantitative Reasoning, assesses your problem solving skills in relation to numbers. It’s generally a high scoring section of the UCAT, so with the right preparation, you can positively impact your total score with a high Quantitative Reasoning mark. This guide will provide you with tips on how to do well and where to access quality Quantitative Reasoning practice questions, as well as information on the subtest and how to prepare.
Within the Quantitative Reasoning subtest, you’ll receive questions linked to data, which will be presented in tables, charts and/or graphs, as well in the question itself. It aims to assess your ability to use numerical skills to quickly solve problems related to the data provided.
Your ability to analyse data, extract relevant information and solve problems using numerical skills will all be tested. Despite this need for numerical skills, the focus is predominantly on your problem solving, and the exam relies on mathematics to GCSE standard only.
The UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest assesses your ability to analyse data, extract relevant information and solve problems using numerical skills. Despite this need for numerical skills, the focus is predominantly on your problem solving and the exam relies on mathematics to GCSE standard only.
Being able to review data is a skill required by doctors. For example, this is needed for the following:
The format of the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section is as follows:
You’ll have 25 minutes (plus a 1 minute instruction section) to answer the 36 multiple choice questions, giving you approximately 40 seconds per question.
The question format within the Quantitative Reasoning subtest is consistent, with a written statement and/or a set of data, each with up to four associated questions. Each question will require you to use information from the statement and/or data to solve a problem using your mathematical skills. The questions are multiple choice, with five answer options for each question, from which you need to choose the ‘best option’.
The UCAT website outlines the following key calculations which you’ll need to be able to carry out for the Quantitative Reasoning section:
Questions within the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest are worth 1 mark, meaning you can score 36 marks in total. Your raw score will be converted into a ‘scale score’ between 300 – 900. The other cognitive subtests – Abstract Reasoning, Decision Making and Verbal Reasoning – are all scored in the same way, whereas the Situational Judgement Test is scored using a band system.
Out of all the subtests in the UCAT, Quantitative Reasoning has consistently had the highest average score, in recent years (with the exception of 2022).
The UCAT website provides the following ‘mean scores’ for the Quantitative Reasoning subtest from 2018 – 2022:
For more information about how the UCAT is scored, including the scaled scoring, visit our UCAT Score and UCAT Decile Ranking blogs.
As a general rule, approximately 20 – 30 marks above the average score for the subtest would be considered a ‘good’ UCAT score. Therefore, for 2022, a ‘good’ score for the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest would be 678 – 688. Remember, the average score will vary each year, and therefore so will a ‘good’ UCAT score, depending on how each year’s candidates perform.
As the Quantitative Reasoning section is generally a high scoring subtest, a ‘good’ score is relatively high, especially compared to sections such as Verbal Reasoning. However, don’t worry if this isn’t your strongest subtest, the ‘scale scores’ mean that each of the ‘cognitive subtests’ are evenly scored, giving you an opportunity to still achieve a ‘good’ overall score.
As with all sections of the UCAT, the Quantitative Reasoning subtest is designed to challenge you. However, remember that the numerical skills required are GCSE level, so you don’t need to worry if you haven’t continued mathematics on to A Level. Furthermore, familiarity with the questions you’ll be asked and how to answer them will help you to perform well; effective preparation, which includes plenty of practice questions and tests, will help you to achieve this. You’ll find more information about practice questions and our free UCAT question bank trial in the practice questions section below.
As mentioned above, focusing on practice questions and practice tests during your UCAT preparations will support you to understand what the subtest involves, the types of questions and how to answer them. This is vital for performing well in the Quantitative Reasoning subtest and all areas of the UCAT. Practice tests will also help you to get used to the time pressure of the Quantitative Reasoning section and familiarity with the questions will enable you to identify what you need to do more quickly.
During your UCAT preparations, ensure that you experience a full range of the different question types in the Quantitative Reasoning subtest and, most importantly, dedicate time to those you find most challenging. Our adaptive UCAT question bank does the work for you and will automatically ensure that you practice the areas which are likely to have the most impact on your UCAT Quantitative Reasoning score.
As well as practice questions and tests, general maths practice will support your Quantitative Reasoning preparations and save you time during the exam. You may find the following useful:
The following simple tips will help you to save time – which is vital when you only have approximately 40 seconds per question – and perform well during your UCAT Quantitative Reasoning test:
Practice questions and practice tests will be invaluable for preparing for all sections of the UCAT. Including them in your revision will ensure that you’re familiar with the questions you’ll be asked and how to respond. It’ll also provide you with experience of dealing with the time pressure of the Quantitative Reasoning subtest and help you to increase your pace when answering the questions.
If you’re looking for free, high quality practice questions, why not try a free trial of our adaptive UCAT question bank. Powered by artificial intelligence, it automatically adapts to your strengths and weaknesses, selecting practice questions based on the areas which you need to develop further. This enables you to effectively prepare for the UCAT as your learning is personalised to your development needs to improve your UCAT score.
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Each question and explanation you receive will be chosen by our AI algorithm, specifically for you.
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We don’t just pick the questions for our mock exams at random, we follow a similar process to the actual exam board by calibrating every question for difficulty, based on the abilities of 100s of medical students. This means your score will be a much more accurate reflection of the real thing.
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When the Medistudents team were preparing for the UCAT, working out where to start was quite overwhelming. The online resources offered thousands of practice questions and lots of generic advice. However, the only way of getting help that was specifically targeted at you was by paying for expensive tutoring.
This didn’t seem right to us. The personalised learning you get with a tutor has been shown to improve exam results across all fields of education. So why when it came to the UCAT, an exam that is vital for medical school, should it only be available to those who could afford a tutor?
The good news is artificial intelligence has changed everything! Super smart algorithms can now identify exactly where your strengths and weaknesses lie, ensuring that every minute of your revision is focused on areas that will have the biggest impact on your exam score.
Here at Medistudents we’ve used the latest educational technology and combined it with our deep understanding of the UCAT, to produce the first ever AI-powered, adaptive UCAT question bank.
Our sophisticated question bank platform will adapt seamlessly with every question you answer. As you improve, the type and difficulty of the questions you receive will change with you, ensuring that at all times, you only receive the most relevant questions.
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As you progress through the question bank, our algorithm will be performing complicated statistical analyses of the way you answer questions. All of our questions have been tested on hundreds of 1st year medical students so the algorithm knows exactly how difficult each question is.
The algorithm looks at how you answer questions across a range of different difficulties to work out what your current ability level is.
Every question in our database has been tagged based on the skills required to answer it and its difficulty level. Once the algorithm has worked out what your ability level is and the areas you need to target, it ensures that the questions you receive focus on these areas. As you get better, the algorithm adapts with you, moving you onto new areas based on your needs.
Every single question in our question bank is written specifically for UCAT preparation and is reviewed by our editorial team to ensure it is as close a match as possible to the UCAT standard. We don’t borrow questions that have been written to prepare for other exams. In addition to this, all of our questions are calibrated by 100s of first year medical students who have recently taken the UCAT, which allows us to remove any outliers and ensure consistency.
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